Happy Pride! This week we speak to African-American Transgender author Toni Newman, Executive Director of St. James Infirmary, about being a proud, Black Southern transgender woman. Self-Taught local illustrator and comic artist Ethan Parker talks about his work rooted at the social causes at the intersections of black womanhood in the queer and trans communities. Jackie is tired of Beyonce spoilers, and DaLyah encourages listeners to take a break.
An ongoing election recount issue in Virginia has a Texas tie. Why the state thought they had a fool-proof way of counting ballots in the wake of Bush v. Gore. Plus, thinking of changing careers in the New Year? Or taking steps to do so? We’ll lay out which industries across the state are likely to have the biggest needs. And we’ll introduce you to a new group of superheroes and, later, the candidates for Texas Agriculture Commissioner. We’ll also get a call from the future -sort of- thanks to a former Texan whose back “home” in Australia. And Fridays mean the Typewriter Rodeo and a wrap of the biggest stories in Texas politics, today on the Standard:
As Texas goes, so goes the nation? Lawrence Wright makes that argument in a new piece in the New Yorker magazine. He’ll break down his reporting. Also scientists in San Antonio are learning about how the brain’s two halves talk to each other and how that chatter could lead to a better understanding of devastating conditions. And are special needs students the best group to test “private school choice” in Texas? A policy expert weighs in ahead of the start of the special legislative session. Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:
The takeover stretches from Syria deep into the hear of Iraq…is it too late to stem the tide of the group that calls itself the islamic state? From Texas to Nepal with love…an effort to help keep the water safe after devastating earthquakes…Avengers assemble! then check your wallets…because superheroes are big business. Speaking of getting down to business, lawmakers enter the home stretch…we’ll get all caught up on what’s happened and what hasn’t. Plus 6 ways to stay sharp this summer, your holiday weekend must do list, and lots more.